How common are kidney stones?

It is now estimated that around 11% of people in England will have a kidney stone at some point in their lifetime. Recent publications have shown that  8 -10% of adults have asymptomatic kidney stones at any given time. Over the last century there has been an global increase in the number of reported kidney stones. This increase may be due to several factors:

More details of the work that we have done in Oxford on the epidemiology of stone disease in the UK can be found elsewhere on this website.